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What Iran Wants in Afghanistan

Negotiations to end the long-running war between Afghanistan’s central government and the Taliban slowly inch along, punctuated b...

Senior China diplomat urges 'positive energy' in ties with...

Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Thursday that China and US relations face the most serious challenges since diplomatic ties wer...

Harvard and MIT to sue Trump Admin for their International...

Harvard and MIT asked a court on Wednesday to block an order by President Donald Trump’s administration threatening the visas of...

Chinese academics claim US has started cold war as tension...

The United States is launching a cold war against China, according to almost two thirds of Chinese researchers in a survey conducted by...

Russia, China keep the ‘dragon in the fog’

Chinese President Xi Jinping said in a phone conversation today with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that Beijing will “co...

Don’t Let Russian Meddling Derail Afghanistan Withdrawal P...

There’s a lot still missing from the reports that Russia paid for attacks on American and other coalition forces in Afghanistan....

Australians travelling to China may be ‘arbitrarily detain...

Australians living in and travelling to China may be arbitrarily detained, the Department of Foreign Affairs has warned as the relation...

US killing of Iran's Qassem Soleimani 'unlawful': UN exper...

The US drone strike that killed Iran's top general Qassem Soleimani was "unlawful", the United Nations expert on extrajudicial killings...

Coronavirus: Melbourne enters new six-week lockdown due to...

More than 5 million residents of Melbourne will be locked down for six weeks after coronavirus cases surged in Australia’s second...

Beijing ‘is ready to counter US’ as both navies hold drill...

The US said its drills showed it was committed to regional security and stability. Photo: Handout China has accused the United Sta...

London law firm did PR for Malaysian fugitive accused of c...

 Jho Low is accused by US and Malaysian prosecutors of running a scheme that embezzled billions of dollars from the 1MDB inves...

Hajj 2020: What you need to know about this year's pilgrim...

Saudi Arabia says it will allow only about 1,000 pilgrims residing in the kingdom to perform the Hajj this year, one day after it annou...

China to the Rescue in Turkey?

Turkey, a NATO member that once fought against the Chinese in the Korean War during the 1950s, is now becoming increasingly dependent o...

Russian church slams Hagia Sophia plan, Turkey cites sover...

The Russian Orthodox Church says converting Istanbul's Hagia Sophia monument from a museum to a mosque would be "unacceptable" while Tu...

Time for China to decouple the yuan from US dollar, former...

China must brace for a full-blown escalation of the struggle with the United States and prepare to gradually decouple the Chinese yuan...

US aircraft carriers conduct military drills in South Chin...

Two US aircraft carriers conducted exercises in the disputed South China Sea on Saturday with China also carrying out manoeuvres that h...

As much of US dials back July 4 plans, Trump goes big

While public health officials are urging Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted Independence Day celebrations amid a spike...

China rebukes Canada over criticism of Hong Kong security...

China has fired back at Canada for criticising Beijing's national security law for Hong Kong, the second rebuke in a week that has adde...

Khashoggi lured to his death through ‘great betrayal and d...

The fiancee of Jamal Khashoggi has told a Turkish court the Washington Post columnist was lured to his death at the Saudi Consulate in...

China warns US of countermeasures over Hong Kong sanctions...

China has promised to take "all necessary countermeasures" if the United States pressed ahead with legislation penalising banks doing b...

Israel goes after Turkish projects in Jerusalem

On June 24, the Israeli police and a team from the Jerusalem Municipality demolished a stone plaque bearing the Turkish flag and the em...